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60-year-old woman hangs herself after being abandoned by her 3 children who accused her of being a witch

By Mason White 2:37 PM October 12, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A middle-aged woman was found dead after complaining about being abandoned by her three children, police in Nigeria said.

Ondo State Police said that 60-year-old Deborah Lawani, was found hanging from a rope inside her house, which is located on Araromi Street.

According to the police investigation, the woman sneaked out of her bed in the middle of the night on Thursday, while her husband slept.

She headed to the stairwell, where she tied a rope around her neck and hanged herself. Friends of the woman said that she had been complaining about the abandonment by her three children.

The children said that they abandoned their mother because she used witchcraft to cast an evil spell on her husband, 65-year-old Olabamgbe Lawani. Investigators said that they do not suspect foul play.